Executive secretary of the General Conference announces retirement after nearly half-a-century of ministry.
classrooms calling it “the best job in the world.” In the year 2000, he was sent to Toronto, Canada as a delegate to the General Conference Session — an official world meeting that Seventh-day Adventist leaders [...] name. But behind those three things is a man with a great sense of humor and a backlog of stories to tell of how God faithfully leads from one adventure to the next. Ng grew up in Singapore, where he [...] Ng he was making a foolish decision. Being the eldest in the family, they said to him, “Why in the world? You are the locomotive of a train. If the locomotive does not move, the train stops. You have toFind out more
World Children's Day was celebrated on 20 March. What does it mean to celebrate children during a pandemic?
running to greet their friends, I have to make a quick dash to stop them. With tears in my eyes, I tell them to keep their distance...no hugging. I see their sad and bewildered eyes and that look pierces [...] : ‘Jesus called a little child to him, and placed the child among them. And he said: “Truly I tell you, unless you change and become like little children, you will never enter the kingdom of heavenFind out more
One year into our current world health crisis, it may be the time to ask “what,” not “why.”
It’s hard to believe that it’s been a year that the world as we knew it literally came to a screeching halt. It still seems surreal. Millions of people sheltered in place, hoping and believing that if [...] our fears is rational and transcendent. “Don’t worry about anything; instead, pray about everything. Tell God what you need, and thank him for all he has done. Then you will experience God’s peace, which [...] perhaps it resonates now more than ever. As of mid-March 2021, 2.6 million people had died around the world in one year. We knew these people: they were our family members, friends, co-workers, neighbors, groceryFind out more
The weekly livestream has reached 155 countries and each video averages around 70,000 views a week.
humbling to know how something so simple is so helpful and healing to so many. People tell us from other parts of the world that they set their alarm clocks for crazy early hours of the morning so as to not [...] hovers between 800 and 1000 single accounts while, after the stream, as Sabbath comes in around the world, the views go up steadily, averaging around 70,000 views a week. Growing up with morning andFind out more
The Seventh-Day Adventist Church supports the resolution of the UN on FGM Zero Tolerance and promote the day to enhance awareness to take concrete actions against FGM.
ritual of female genital cutting. 8,000 little girls share this fate every day. According to the World Health Organization (WHO), there are some 150 million mutilated women and girls worldwide. FGM does [...] necessary for half of them,” she shared. A few testimonies "I am from Eritrea. I want to tell you that it is good to have such an opportunity. In our homelands there are still no such possibilitiesFind out more
The story of a girl determined to get her studies’ goal and become the first female doctor in her village.
“ I hope to be able to finish school so that I can follow my dream of becoming a doctor,” she tells ADRA. Nyaluak (13) has a goal of becoming the village's first female doctor. After [...] the state of Upper Nile in South Sudan in February 2020. The country is one of the poorest in the world and has for years been hit by a civil war that has sent the store parts of the population on the runFind out more
A successful project of the Adventist Church dealing with fears, doubts, and faith for a time full of uncertainty.
we decided the topic of this campaign, we didn’t know that our world would experience what we are experiencing right now. We live in a world full of uncertainties. We don’t know anything about the future [...] The movie, Uncertainty , is a short film about fears, life decisions, doubts, and faith. It tells the story of a young woman who, faced with an important life decision, works through a series of fears [...] fears and traumas that have accompanied her throughout her life. In our current world climate—with the fears over coronavirus, the global outrage over “black lives matter” issues, and current financialFind out more
In England, the founder of the Adventist Special Needs Association shares her story.
In a recent interview, Sophia Nicholls tells why she and her husband Nigel formed the Adventist Special Needs Association (ASNA) in England. The interview was in response to receiving an award for Outstanding [...] unusual sleep patterns. Matthew’s birth took us on a journey that catapulted us into a different world, one of isolation, exclusion, and exhaustion. It was a challenging time. The challenges of theFind out more
Expert researcher calls church leaders to be aware, engage, and provide support.
of Domestic Violence,” sought to educate committee members about the state of the issue around the world and then show what the Adventist Church can do to make a difference in society. This is already [...] violence includes a broad range of behaviors, including constantly checking where the spouse is or telling her she is ugly, fat or thin, stupid, or useless. It even includes using Scripture to justify behavior [...] than in any other setting.” The statistics are sobering, as 87,000 women were killed in the world in 2017; 50,000 of them, or 58 percent, were at the hands of intimate partners or family members,Find out more
To fight non-biblical notions, we need to be grounded in the Word of God, religious expert says.
needed.” Our World, Racism, and the Church Today in the world, there is global condemnation of racism, Diop reminded his viewers. But despite a variety of documents in the world, such as the Universal [...] upon every needy soul as our neighbor and the world as our field” (p. 42). Now it is essential that we apply the biblical ideal, Diop emphasized. “The world is waiting to see our belief in equality translate [...] this year took place virtually. Biblical Roots of Racism Diop explained that the Bible tells us the roots of racism were sown in heaven, when the angel Lucifer rebelled against God. But theFind out more